Market Musings Blog

Food fit for your 4th of July festivities

With 4th of July on a Saturday this year, we envision lots of family gatherings taking place. Here are our Top 5 suggestions for fare between the parade and the fireworks.

1. Trempealeau Hotel Walnut burgers – The home of the Walnut Burger is the Historic Trempealeau Hotel, in Trempealeau, WI. In 1986 the hotel owners wanted a quality vegetarian item to place on the menu. They and their staff went to work and the Walnut Burger was born. It was so popular that customers asked for burgers to take home. Walnut burgers are now available in natural food co-ops, grocery stores, and restaurants throughout the Midwest.

2. Flat iron, top sirloin & Ribeye steaks – Use this recipe for a great grilled steak!

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3. Fresh fruit – Raspberries, seedless grapes, and sweet dark cherries are easy for small and big hands alike to grab a handful before heading out for more fun.


4. Mississippi Market’s fresh-made salads – Our deli salads make great side dishes for summer fare. You’re bound to find something to please your crowd in our large selection of tasty salads. Try our Emerald Sesame Kale or Curry Mango Chicken Salad – both of them are on sale in July.

5. Farmhouse Cultured Organic Kraut – We’re loving these cool flavors: classic caraway, smoked jalapeno, and garlic dill pickle.

The unofficial start of summer

Fire up those coals – we have something for everyone for your grill!
Our Market Made brats are made in small batches with the highest quality ingredients to give you a great tasting brat you’re can’t find anywhere else. Read more …

Serious citrus

Citrus shines in the winter months, and thank goodness for that! The brightness that they offer in color and in flavor helps shake us from our winter slumber. Read more …

Hoppin’ John for good luck in the new year

New Year’s Day in the American South is celebrated by many families with Hoppin’ John, a stew made with black eyed peas. Some people add a penny or other small trinket to the beans when serving them. Whoever finds it is promised especially good luck in the new year. As many recipes can be found for Hoppin’ John as there are cooks who make it, so use this one as a foundation for creating your own version. Read more …

Locally-loaded potato soup

Looking over this week’s deals, a meal idea jumped out at us – Mashed potato soup, loaded with local ingredients! Read more …

Ode to Lard

There was a time, not so long ago, when lard was viewed with the suspicion usually accorded street drugs. Read more …

Good-bye Red Delicious

Crunchy, sweet, tart, crisp, tangy, floral, sour, sticky, green, burgundy, pink, yellow. The list goes on in how one could describe an apple. Read more …

A gluten- & dairy-free cake to die for

Whenever I’m asked for recipes that don’t include gluten-producing flours and/or dairy, my first impulse is to suggest looking to food cultures that don’t use these products much or at all: Read more …

Local Foods for Your Grill

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In honor of the Eat Local America Challenge this month, I am bringing you an awesome local recipe to use at your late summer barbecues! I picked up all of my local ingredients from Mississippi Market of course; Read more …

Kraut and Brats: A Marriage Made in Minnesota

brats on the grillLabor Day is just around the corner which means we are heavily into our biggest brat-grilling season. Happily, there’s a vegetable out there that invariably forms a happy marriage with brats: cabbage. Brew up a batch of tasty red kraut in no time at all and enjoy a tasty tangle of it atop a grilled brat wedged into a heated St. Agnes brat bun slathered in whole-grain mustard. Read more …